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Melvin Ulish Moore

Born: October 24, 1954

Died: January 7, 2018

Melvin Ulish Moore "Moon Man", age 63, Joliet, Illinois passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at St Joseph Medical Center.

The path of his life's journey began when Melvin was born October 24, 1954 in Joliet, Illinois to the union of Ulish Moore Jr. and Bessie (Parkman) Moore. He was the second son born to that union. A lifelong resident of Joliet, Melvin attended Thompson School, Eliza Kelly School, Washington Jr. High and Joliet Central High School, playing the sport of basketball which he dearly loved. After graduating from Joliet Central High School (1973) Melvin went on to attend Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

Melvin was a bright, shining thread woven tightly into the fabric of his family and he will be dearly missed by his children, Mariah, Cameron; and their mother, Gloria Robinson; two brothers, Kenneth Paul Moore of Kent, Washington and Derrick Allen (Aleia) of Joliet, Illinois; two sisters, Dr. Karen Lynn Moore of Phoenix, Arizona and Renee Michelle Moore of Atlanta, Georgia. Melvin will be lovingly remembered by all who shared in his life.

Among those greeting him at heaven's gate is his beloved father, Ulish Moore Jr. (March 26, 2015); and his mother, Bessie Mae Moore (August 19, 1994).

Melvin's quality of life would seem too short to some, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His sense of humor, smile and laughter brought so much joy to those who knew him and will forever be a lasting imprint.

A memorial service in celebration of the life of Melvin Ulish Moore will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Holy Temple COGIC, 16 Union St., Joliet, Illinois, Pastor Clyde Moore, officiating.

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Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 14, 2018
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